The Great Plains Bicycling Club is Lincoln, Nebraska's recreational bicycling club. We organize rides in and around Lincoln, promote cycling and bicycle safety, publish a newsletter, and much more. We welcome all recreational riders to join us on our rides and in our other activities.
We want this to be a website that people in Lincoln and Nebraska can rely upon for information about recreational cycling. We want to know of any Nebraska-area rides that aren't in our listings. If you are aware of a recreational ride that is not listed, please contact the webmaster and provide a description and other details.
The Easter Bunny Chocolate Ride crew at Baker's Candies in Greenwood on Saturday 19 April. Front row: Ann, Deb, and Jane. Back row: Roxy, Max, Bob, and Randy.
Spring Fling Coming Next Saturday, 26 April
Spring Fling is almost here! Board members are hard at work organizing SAG supplies, getting the route map ready, and finalizing volunteer assignments. The only other thing left is for you to show up! Temperatures are predicted to be in the 60s with only a small chance of precipitation, so as of now it looks like we will have better weather than the last few years. Riders from Lincoln should note that there is road work in progress on US 34 east of 84th Street, though we don't know if there will be any activity on Saturday morning. Y'all come on out!
Thank you to Bob Boyce from Eastridge Elementary School
Thank you for your support of the 2014 Eastridge Elementary Bike Rodeo. Your course added a great new dimension in conjunction with the Kiwanis course. ... We were excited to have 56 students participate... We continue to be amazed at how this worthwhile event continues to grow. It was also great to be able to include your fantastic safety handouts in their packets to take home. Thank you again for your support in assisting our students' growth in such a wonderful environment that Eastridge offers.
Commemorative Heatstroke 100 Jersey
Help GPBC celebrate the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the Heatstroke 100 by purchasing the fiery new Heatstroke Jersey. See the Heatstroke Jersey page for details.
2013 Education Report
At the GPBC Annual Meeting, Bob Boyce reported on the club's education activities for 2013. Bob and assistants met one-on-one with 1,774 individuals, mostly children, and gave out a 5-page handout to their parents. Bob would like to thank Lynette Zimmer and Bob and Ann Brown who helped run the club booth at several events, and Mike Heyle of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, who helped with preparation of materials. The full education report is available as a PDF file.